Questions about upgrading packages, systems or hardware.

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Sometimes `90-updates-available` doesn't show the number of updates available upon login?

I just figured out that the program 90-updates-available (as in /etc/update-motd.d/90-updates-available) sometimes behaves strangely, on ALL my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machines (not sure for other releases). ...
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Machine Froze During Upgrade 15.10

While upgrading from Ubuntu 13 to 15, about 75% of the way done, the screen went black and wouldn't recover when I moved the mouse. After an hour of the computer sitting idle, and still obviously ...
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unmet dependency and debconf: Problem setting up the database defined by stanza 3 of /etc/debconf.conf

everyone! I've been searching for a solution to this problem for weeks now, but nothing I've tried has worked. I am running a ARM version of Ubuntu 14.04 Server on an Odroid XU4. I'm not doing much ...
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How can I do a dist-upgrade without removing a huge amount of packages?

I was trying to a dist-upgarde on a machine I have (ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS) after an apt-get update but it wants to remove to many packages: The following packages will be REMOVED account-plugin-...
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Can't install 15.10 on my laptop

I upgraded from 15.04 and the upgrade seemed to go alright. It won't boot now --- x windows crashes. I tried running it from a root shell after enabling networking, but that doesn't work: resolvconf ...
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Desktop went to sleep during release upgrade

Every post I see here is either a laptop, or somebody who restarted their computer whilst asleep mid-upgrade. My case is neither. So I started a release upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10, some 10 hours ago....
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Wacom tablet only works when USB mouse also attached

I use a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet. After upgrading from Vivid to Wily it won't work unless I also have a regular USB mouse plugged in. I've tried completely removing and reinstalling xserver-xorg-wacom, ...
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Dad tried to upgrade to 15.10, now it wont boot anymore. Can I reset it?

He tried to upgrade from 14.04 I believe to 15.10, now after he types in his password it looks like this: http://imgur.com/AZqSWal It's an AIO desktop from asus core i5 with a nvidea 540m connected ...
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How can I upgrade to the latest wpa_supplicant?

I have (more precisely, my employer has) a machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which comes with wpa_supplicant version 2.1. There are improvements in wpa_supplicant 2.5 which I believe may help with ...
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Broken python after installing python and cannot run sudo apt-get upgrade

When trying to run python I get this error: $ python Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix> Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix> Consider setting $...
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Update Manager like WSUS

Does anyone know how to manage updates in Ubuntu Server, like WSUS does it? For example I want to force Firfox upgrade on all computers (with Ubuntu), which are connected to my corporate network? I ...
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Updating and Upgrading - no space left on /boot

I run an Ubuntu 14.04 Server. After attempting to update and upgrade, I ran into the problems of the /boot being full. After some googling (and looking on here), I ran into this blog post that ...
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How to get alerted when the dependency of a program is updated and the program needs to restart?

It just occurred to me that often when I upgrade software (through the usually repository apt-get means) I am upgrading software which another program has as one of its dependencies, and though I can ...
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Updated kernel to mainline (4.3.3), but apt-get upgrade keeps downloading headers & image for 4.2

I have a Surface Pro 2 running ubuntu, and prior to kernel 4.x it's been quite problematic (wifi/trackpad/screen etc). I've been updating my kernel to mainline, first 4.0, then 4.2 and more recently 4....
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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Fixing/rolling back broken installation

I recently broke my dual boot installation (Windows & and Ubuntu) during an upgrade -- supposedly to fix missing dependencies but unwittingly upgraded from trusty to vivid, and now vivid won't ...
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How do I fix/undo sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

So I'm fighting with NodeBB -- and found that nginx was advised. However I thought I needed the most updated version (when in fact 1.4.x is recommended). I couldn't get the rerouting working on 1.8 ...
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Broken apt-get upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and attempting a apt-get upgrade which is currently failing with the below error. I am alittle bit stuck. Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.2) ... update-...
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Replacing the default Kernel in Ubuntu 15.10 with kernel 3.19.0-25

I am having problems getting Ubuntu to work on my ASUS ROG G20 with any kernel greater than 3.19.0-25. See thread: ASUS ROG G20aj Running Ubuntu My question is this - Is there a way to edit the ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade problem

When i try to "apt-get dist-upgrade" i always receive the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-virtual : Depends: linux-image-virtual (= 3.2.0.87.101) but 3.2.0.94....
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Ubuntu upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 failed

I updated the system using apt-get dist-upgrade and then I ran sudo update-manager -d to upgrade to wily werewolf but suddenly lights went off and my computer too.Now if apt-get update it is showing ...
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How to keep with the newest software updates without upgrading a distro?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my notebook and I do not see any reason to upgrade to the latest 15.04 as I had some problems on my other system. Anyway I want to keep with the fresh ...
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Can't SSH to EC2 instance after Ubuntu upgrade

Summary: I have Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS server running as an AWS EC2 instance. Using do-release-upgrade, 14.04.3 is installed without any problems. But after that I can't SSH into my instance. Both my ...
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gnome-control-center crashed

I tried to upgrade gnome 3.10 to gnome 3.12 in ubuntu 14.04 , but the upgradation was not successful and gnome-shell --version shows 3.10.4 . gnome-control-center has crashed showing : (gnome-control-...
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System freezes during boot after failed upgrade

I was running an upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10. About 80% of the way through KDE crashed and the system became unresponsive. I restart and now the system hangs during boot and I am unable to drop ...
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Serious problems after 15.10 upgrade

Okay revising.... I upgraded my computer from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10. It used to load right away but now after the Ubuntu load screen I get: [ OK ] started lab/ postfix mail transport agent. [ OK ] ...
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How to decide which certificates to trust?

When upgrading from 15.04 to 15.10, the ca-certificates-configuration askes me nicely to tick off all new certificates I am going to trust. Although it is nice to ask, it gives me no hint how to ...
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Update to 15.10 breaks networking

I upgraded two XUbuntu machines from 15.04 to 15.10. After the upgrade, the first machine no longer had working Ethernet. For the second machine I used this post and followed the first option: sudo ...
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DiNovo Keyboard not connecting anymore after upgrade to 15.10

After upgrading to 15.10 the diNovo keyboard doesn't connect any more. The device search finds it, but when I want to connect after a few seconds it times out with an connection failed message. ...
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Is it still possible to do distribution upgrade using apt-fast?

Over the past several upgrades, I've used the method in this thread: How to perform a distribution upgrade using apt-fast? However, when I've tried to use this method to upgrade to Wily Werewolf apt-...
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apt-get upgrade fail for Unmet dependencies after gcc compile

On my headless Ubuntu 14.04.3, I need to use the last release of gcc compiler (version 5.2.0), so I recompiled locally gcc downloading source an doing a checkinstall ( thanks to helpfull answer here: ...
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update to latest version of usb_modeswitch

How can I update to the latest ( currently version 2.2.5) of usb_modeswitch. the version I now have on ubuntu is 2.1.1 I am on Ubuntu 14 and does not wish to upgrade to 15 Thanks
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Ubuntu upgrade from 12.0 to 14.0 failed, apache2 cannot start

I tried upgrading Ubuntu from 12.0 to 14.0 and the upgrade failed. However, when I tried to start apache2 afterwards, it fails with the message: *Starting web server >apache2 * * The apache2 ...
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Comodo Antivirus for Linux issue

I use Lubuntu 15.04 and, since the last upgrade the system performed (today, Tuesday, September, 29, 2015), the COMODO AntiVirus for Linux left to work in real time mode (the supposed green color ...
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'sudo dpkg --configure -a' stuck at 'Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) …'

I am new to linux/Ubuntu. I got dpkg error message when I run 'sudo apt-get update': $ sudo apt-get update Ign http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com ...
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Does ubuntu-make keep installed software up-to-date?

I have installed ubuntu-make from the official ppa and with it installed two IDEs and Unity3D. I am not clear on the upgrading process. Does ubuntu-make keep them up-to-date, do I need to do it from ...
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Freeze while using touchpad

There is a small bug that affects me. It already solved and fix released, but updated package accessible only for vivid and higher. I do not know what I must to do to apply this to trusty? Must I do ...
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Connection activation failed (32) Not authorized to control networking

I made the decision to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.04 via 14.10 as I'd been having a few issues with 14.04, so I ran the command sudo do-release-upgrade. All seemed to go well, until tried to connect to ...
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Synaptic Package Manager is unable to load package indexes after update

I found it interesting that an update/upgrade broke the ability of the Synaptic Package Manager to update from the archives. I do not know what information may be helpful: Ubuntu 14.04 / AMD 64
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Upgrading to 15.04 stalls when trying to install MySQL 5.6

I've just tried to upgrade my ubuntu OS (desktop) and it's just stopped when installing MySQL. It said that i had to update the password (did this twice in the install) but the second time it said "...
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After upgrading ubuntu suddenly my laptop lost power and after that after logging in my pc stop proceeding to desktop what to do

I cant enter my terminal how im gonna fix it when its not proceeding to my desktop is there is a way to recover it
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Ubuntu 15.04 logout delays long time

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 but now it has a problem when I logout. My computer delays (or freezes I don't know how to say) about one minute or more then logout. In the first shutdown or ...
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How to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 Live CD to latest 4.1/4.0.6 version?

I am trying to upgrade the kernel of Xubuntu 15.04 AMD64 live CD to the latest version available (4.1/4.0.6) so that I can try and install the same on hitherto unsupported hardware. I am using the ...
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How to hide/disable “packages have been kept back” list

I'm on Ubuntu Server 14.04.2, and when I run sudo apt-get upgrade I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The ...
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Upgrading from 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) to 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

How long does it take to upgrade from 14.10 LTS to 15.04 ? The procedure of Saving installed packages is going on for last 18 hrs on my system. I have chosen the option of keeping all my personal ...
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Xorg Server refusing to start after Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid upgrade

Hellu. Yesterday evening I decided to upgrade my laptop (14.04) to the latest release, aka 15.04. I ran "do-release-upgrade" as root, said yes to everything and went to bed. This did not go as smooth ...
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Replace your changes in '/etc/ati/atiapfxx'

I am facing a problem since few weeks with updating my Ubuntu. Usually I receive a notice for updating my Ubuntu, I click download and install, it is be done smoothly. A few weeks back Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have dualbooted with ubuntu and windows 7 but lately when i upgraded my ubuntu version from 14.04 to 14.10 i am not able to boot. When i try to go in ubuntu it starts loading normally then all this ...
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Pear upgrade all is not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear It shows message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/...
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12.04 to 14.04 upgrade hangs at “preparing to configure gdb”

I have a Dell Inspiron i5-3542 laptop reinstalled with Ubuntu 12.05 LTS, however when I tried to upgrade to 14.04 the system hung at preparing to configure gdb. How can I solve this issue?